Last week was crazy busy with the high school homecoming parade, review, football game and dance. O. was a nominee for queen, which meant dress shopping for each event, and stress, for both of us. She was beautiful and had fun, I survived.
At our local art festival last weekend, I scored this beautiful spotted pink bowl. I'm just in love with it, the colors, the spots, the wave of the glass. It's such a happy piece and was such a welcome relief from all of the weeks other activities.
I've been working on several projects lately in various stages, and it has become very evident that I like to work in brown, a lot. It's my comfort color, dirt, mud, it's all very natural and grounding for me, even my pinks and yellows are muddy looking. This blended star quilt is an example.
After almost a year of having it quilted, I just got the binding on it. Now we're ready for that fall weather and a good book on the back porch or movie on the couch. Speaking of which, I am reading The War of Art, a real kick in the pants, that I would highly recommend. So far, my key learning point is that resistance will not be defeated, it will return tomorrow, we just have to arm ourselves to do battle everyday. My mindset has been that 'once I get over this battle (whatever it is), I can create and it will be easy'. That's just resistances way of keeping me stuck, letting me think that it will, at some point, be gone. Ah, but I am learning and growing and I shall become a warrior of resistance. So, back to work, most likely on something brown, but I do look forward to some baby quilts with deadlines/due dates coming up soon.